After losing her job at the library, Celeste "Cel" Walden starts working at the haunting Logan Museum as an archivist. But the job may not be the second chance she was hoping for, and she finds herself confronting her mental health, her relationships, and before long, her grasp on reality as she begins to dream of a young woman she's never met, but feels strangely drawn to. Especially after she asks Cel for helpAs Cel attempts to learn more about the woman, she begins losing time, misplacing things, passing outthe job is becoming dangerous, but she can't let go of this mysterious woman. Who is she? Why is she so fixated on Cel? And does Cel have the power to save her when she's still trying to save herself?...
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Archival Quality Reviews
Where to even start with this....
I guess I will start with the most obvious thing - the art in this does not match the story AT ALL. The art is VERY juvenile, which gives the graphic novel the immediate appearance of being something that should be aimed at teens or even tweens - but (despite the fantasy elements of the story) the themes in the story itself are way too adult for this audience.
The protagonist is an adult woman suffering from diagnosed clinical depression so severe that it ...more
Thank you, NetGalley for a copy in exchange for an honest review.
Archival Quality quickly wrapped me up in its storyline and took me along for the ride. I was intrigued by the slow discovery of what is going on. The story was beautifully paced with well-developed characters that made the story even more enjoyable to read.
This story was an excellent ghost story filled with deeper meanings about life. Throughout the story, Cel grows and shows just how strong she is despite struggling with her me ...more
Ohh, where do I begin with this.
I really did want to love this book, the idea and the premise were so promising and I was hooked...
I did appriciate that it dealt with mental health, th diverse characters and the whole idea of thw museum and its macabre secret, but my appreciation ends here.
The story was poorly executed, the charaters fell flat and I, as a person that strugles with depression, could not relate to the main character Cel. In fact I found her incredibly immature for her age and ann ...more
Cel has just lost her job at the library. It's inferred that she had some kind of mental breakdown at work. She finds a new job as an archivist at a medical museum. It's a very odd job in that there's an apartment for her to stay at in the basement and she has to do the archiving by herself overnight. It makes very little sense. She, of course, starts hearing strange noises, things are knocked off shelves, all the usual cliched spectral visitations. Meanwhile her boyfriend is constantly trying t ...more
When Celeste loses her job as a librarian, she's willing to accept any new job, even one in a haunted museum. The more she dives into the archives, Celeste discovers the secrets of the museum's past, and begins to have dreams of a ghost who died there. She'll need the help of her new coworkers to uncover the truth about the ghost and the secretive museum board.
I was disappointed in this comic. The artwork isn't that good, and looks as though it were just thrown together. The story fell flat for ...more
This was a quick, fun graphic novel read. The mental health representation was spot on, and the all around diversity was refreshing.
While this book isn't necessarily spooky, it's still fun. It takes place inside of a haunted museum for starters, filled with the ghost of a 1920s asylum victim, and shines a light on the poor treatment those with mental illness suffered back then. As time goes on, the MC Cel starts losing track of time, things getting moved around without her remembering, and faint ...more
Aaaaah, I just won a copy of this book in a giveaway! :D
Archival Quality stands out with it's fantastic art style and pacing to be a gripping story. I couldn't put it down and wanted to see where everything was building too. It's got a slice of mystery and a sprinkle of horror with it. I found the story engrossing and really wanted C to get help with her mental health. I think if you want a unique little dramatic book this is a great title to go for. It has a great art direction, really good pacing, it clearly knows the story I want to tell.
My only ...more